Saturday, November 14, 2009

Can the ultra violet light in a tanning bed still hurt your eye balls if you keep your eyes closed?

I don't tan to often but I hate those little glasses. A friend of mine says if you keep your eyes closed it's ok. I don't know about that....

Can the ultra violet light in a tanning bed still hurt your eye balls if you keep your eyes closed?
Your friend is wrong. They have you wear those glasses for a reason. Even if your eyes are shut the rays can harm your eyes. The glasses put a solid barrier (which eyelids are not) between your eyes and the harmful rays.

I suggest a different type of eye protection. The ones I have are just the part the goes over the eye, no part that goes over the bridge of my nose. There are two, they are small eye shaped cup things. I got mine at a tanning supply place. Maybe you could check your area for similar items. I like mine alot.

Good luck and tan safe!
Reply:Your eyes can definitley get damaged from the UV lights of a tanning bed...even if your eyes are closed. Your eyelids are not thick enough to block the UV light. I used to work at a tanning salon and saw some pretty disturbing pics in one of the owner's tanning magazine of the possible outcomes of not wearing the tanning goggles.
Reply:just ask your self how your eyeball beeng cook, you wnated done or well done

I lost my vision for three days from 11 minutes without goggles. Thought keeping my eyes closed was enough.

Now I have permanent damage and have trouble driving at night.
Reply:i would worry more about the rest of your body parts getting cooked like sausage
Reply:dunno, but the question you should be asking yourself is do i like my eggs fried or scrambled?
Reply:Use those little sticker things that they give u.

Sry thats all all I know 2 do.

I went in 1 once and they tell u 2 wear the stickers so i did.

I'd rather wear those then hurt my eyes.
Reply:it will be alright and youl get your eyelids taned to lol.

The skin of your eyelids is too thin, the light passes right through.

You can get little individual eye covers, theyre like the goggles without a nose piece or strings. but they must fit your eyes right or they dont work. But if they fit you, they are much more comfy, and dont leave any raccoon markings.

Also, try using goggles without the string, you can just lay them on your eyes if they cover well. or wink ease, those work okay too, although i think theyre always too big and leave a noticable white mark.

ALWAYS wear something. ALWAYS.
Reply:No, the UV rays that damage your eyes easily penetrate your eyelids, closing your eyes will not help.
Reply:If you do it 4-5 times a year, it will barely damage your lids and the only thing you'll have to worry about is swelling eye lids. Why don't you go for a spray tan or an airbrush tan? They even tell you that those goggles aren't required. Plus it isn't wrinkle or cancer causing.
Reply:It's not ok, in order to fully protect your eyes now and in the future, you need to wear the stupid little goggles. (I hate them too)!
Reply:UV light damages cellular tissue. There are UV filters that radiate water to kill microbes, so it would kill tissue as well. Not to get into too much science but UV light affects you at the electron/atomic level.

Wear the glasses so you don't cook your eyeballs.

Here's more proof:

"High intensities of UVB light are hazardous to the eyes, and exposure can cause welder's flash (photokeratitis or arc eye) and may lead to cataracts, pterygium[2] [3], and pinguecula formation.

Protective eyewear is beneficial to those who are working with or those who might be exposed to ultraviolet radiation, particularly short wave UV. Given that light may reach the eye from the sides, full coverage eye protection is usually warranted if there is an increased risk of exposure as in high altitude mountaineering. Mountaineers are exposed to higher than ordinary levels of UV radiation, both because there is less atmospheric filtering and because of reflection from snow and ice.

Ordinary eyeglasses give some protection, and most plastic lenses give more protection than glass lenses. Some plastic lens materials, such as polycarbonate, block most UV. There are protective treatments available for eyeglass lenses that need it to give better protection. Most intraocular lenses help to protect the retina by absorbing UV radiation."

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